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Evidence-Based Psychotherapy : Where Practice and Research Meet
Goodheart, Carol D., EdD; Alan E. Kazdin, PhD and Robert J. Sternberg, PhD (Eds)
American Psychological Association / Hardcover / 2006-03-01 / 1591474035
Psychotherapy / Empirically Based Therapy
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296 pages
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The adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) has powerful ramifications for the future of psychotherapy. As the EBP movement spreads throughout healthcare, with its associated demands for demonstrable results, cost monitoring and accountability, mental health professionals are not in agreement on the best treatments and their bases or how to weight the factors that contribute to good outcomes. Evidence-Based Psychotherapy: Where Practice and Research Meet engages the voices of a broad range of clinical researchers, practitioners, educators, and public policy advocates in a comprehensive discussion of the spectrum of issues and arguments in the current debate about EBP.

Acknowledging differences in the fundamental purposes of research and practice in psychology, a trio of distinguished editors (Carol D. Goodheart, Alan E. Kazdin, and Robert J. Sternberg) present a range of viewpoints on the role and nature of EBP from leading figures in clinical practice and research. Their intent is to instigate a dialogue among mental health professionals. To this end, the book offers distinctive perspectives, seeks common ground, and reveals legitimate differences, unanswered questions, and promising avenues for improving psychotherapy.

The chapter authors examine the evolution, politics, treatment approaches and implications of EBP in psychotherapy. In their cogent introduction and notes between the sections, the editors tie together the book's themes, discuss their implications, and present conclusions. The final chapter lays out a series of cautions regarding EBP in psychotherapy tied to the themes arising in the book.
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Contents:

PART I: THE PRACTICE PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 1. Uses and Misuses of Evidence: Managed Care, Treatment Guidelines, and Outcomes Measurement in Professional Practice
Geoffrey M. Reed and Elena Eisman
Chapter 2. Evidence, Endeavor, and Expertise in Psychology Practice
Carol Goodheart
Chapter 3. Theoretical Pluralism and Technical Eclecticism
Jean A. Carter
Chapter 4. Cultural Variations in the Therapeutic Relationship
Lillian Comas-Diaz
PART II: THE RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 5. Research Findings on the Effects of Psychotherapy and Their Implications for Practice
Michael J. Lambert and Andrea Archer
Chapter 6. Evidence Based Practice and Psychological Treatments
Jonathan Huppert, Amanda Fabbro, and David H. Barlow
Chapter 7. Assessment and Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Alan E. Kazdin
Chapter 8. The Research-Practice Tango and Other Choreographic Challenges: Using and Testing Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in Clinical Care Settings
John R. Weisz and Michael E. Addis
PART III: TRAINING, POLICY, AND CAUTIONS
Chapter 9. Training the Next Generation of Psychologist Clinicians: Good Judgment and Methodological Realism at the Interface between Science and Practice
Steven J. Trierweiler
Chapter 10. Expanding the Terms of the Debate: Evidence-Based Practice and Public Policy
Sandra J. Tanenbaum
Chapter 11. Evidence-Based Practice: Gold Standard, Gold Plated, or Fool's Gold
Robert J. Sternberg
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